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Your Learning Experience

Here at Newcastle you are a Student Engineer, not an Engineering Student. Right from day one, you’re on course to becoming a professional engineer with a world of opportunities.

Your learning will include both the theory and practical application of mechanical engineering. This mixture of learning provides you with a real-world experience.

Supporting you

You'll flourish as a part of our inspiring, supportive and challenging environment.

You'll be supported by personal tutors, stage tutors, degree tutors, and student buddies within our School.

The University also provides student support and wellbeing services, and our Students’ Union has a range of resources.

Engage with industry

You will engage with industry in a number of ways including guest lectures, projects, placements, and in-school support.

You will also have the opportunity to engage with industry at our student employability event ‘The Circuit’, and find out about placement and graduate opportunities. Previous events welcomed industry colleagues from: British Volt, DSTL, BAE Systems, Babcock and many more.

You'll also have access to in-school support, as well as support from our award-winning Careers Service.

You can compete in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Formula Student competition. You'll develop a high performance single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone Circuit.

As an MEng student, you'll undertake an industrial project in Stage 4 of your degree. Our close connections with industry provide opportunities with many companies, both in the UK and abroad. You'll work on industrially relevant and commercially viable topics.

Study abroad

In your final year, you complete an individual design project and a substantial research project.

With the agreement of the Degree Programme Director, you can carry out a research project at one of our partner universities in Europe or worldwide. Locations include Australia and Singapore.

World-class facilities and living laboratories

We have a wide range of Mechanical Engineering facilities for teaching and research. The Design Unit, housed in the Stephenson Building, is one of the world leaders in gear engineering.